Scouts & Parents,
I want to thank all of our parents for staying overnight, keeping the black book during the day, and chilling at camp with the scouts. We are very lucky to have such generous parents and be able to support two major activities simultaneously: Summer Camp and Chilkoot Hike. The troop will have a Big Potluck Friday 30 Jun for the entire troop & families...this is an annual T219 Tradition!!! Start bringing food approx. 4:30 pm to Tazlina Campsite. Each family should bring main dishes, and couple sides and deserts...we have 22 boys to feed, I suspect with family members & others, there will be at least 75 present. Also please bring drinks for your Scout and family...don't forget to bring a camp chair to rest your bones. After dinner there will be awards and final campfire program at 8:00 pm for the boys and families. The boys will finish camp and break camp Saturday morning around 10 AM. Please do not take your Scout home on Friday night.
Remember, we need main courses, sides, a few salads, great deserts, etc... more is better. Same as our Court of Honor (CoH) feeds !!! We have a lot of people to feed & it's a celebration > beginning of the 4th of July Weekend. Bring the family, camp chairs, and your own drinks. We will eat at 5:00pm regardless of the ever-changing camp schedule. After dinner the scouts will do flags, Camp Challenges , and finally Friday night campfire program...you don't want to miss it.
Our boys are quitting merit badges at 4:30 PM. From 6-7 pm our boys can pack up most of their gear and get it to parents car...just keep what they need for the night & the next day...not much. Scouts will be released Saturday morning TOGETHER after camp is clean & packed out.
Troop 219 Committee Chair
Scouts and Parents
-Our own Mr. John Trescott is on the cover of the June 1st issue of the Eagle River/Chugiak Echo News. Some of our 1st year boys were quoted in the article I will bring it to the meeting.
-Happy Summer: Uniform for Summer is Class B (T-Shirt) with Scout Pants.
-Meeting tomorrow at 7:00 pm; all Scouts bring your Scout Books to get requirements signed off.
-Please bring copies of your BSA physical
-Parents of Scouts attending camp we will have a schedule so you may choose the times you will be available to volunteer at Camp Gorsuch. Thus far we have had 3 parents volunteer. Camp is 25 Jun-1 July.
Save the date: Troop Court of Honor, July 9, at the JLC, time TBD. Troop Committee voted to conduct the CoH following Camp/Chilkoot Trail in order to ensure all scouts including our 13 new scouts have an opportunity to advance.
Any questions feel free to text or call me
Summer Camp Scouts & Parents,
See Camp Gorsuch Summer Camp guide link below. Download and print...parents, please review with your scout, and let me know if u have any questions.
Join me in congratulating Mr. Carl Lundgren who received the Eklutna District's highest award; he received the District Award of Merit. Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Weekend. Looking forward to seeing all of the scouts and families. There is no published schedule as the newly elected scouts will meet with adult leadership to plan some specific activities they would like to see during the upcoming months. Please join us at this weeks committee meeting if you have any new ideas you would like the troop to consider. Meeting information at the end of this email. You will most likely receive this email twice as the cc: listing is the new published email addresses. I am ensuring that the list I have been using matches the new one.
Who: Scouts and Parents
What: Sweeping/Cleaning JLC Parking Lot (Service Project)
When: Sunday, April 24 at 5:30-6:30
Uniform: Class B's (Troop T-shirt with Scout Pants). Please bring push brooms, work gloves, wheel barrels and grain shovels. I also recommend dust masks if you have them or bring a bandana to wear to prevent from breathing in the dirt and dust. This is one of the major ways we thank Joy Lutheran for being our charter organization. We can definitely use as many parents as are willing to help.
Who: All Scouts
What: Troop Elections
When: Sunday, April 24 Immediately following the parking lot sweep approximately 6:45
Note: Scouts who are interested in running for a position must fill out the attached worksheet and make sure you have your parent's signature
Who: Scouts and Parents
What: Spring Camporee (Theme: Soil and Water Conservation)
When: 3-5 May
Where: Tozier Park in Anchorage
The following link has more details (parents please review with your scouts) https://www.scoutingalaska.org/files/13202/South-Central-Spring-Camporee-pdf
Who: Scouts and Parents
What: Camp Gorsuch Payment/Order Camp T-shirt
When: April 24 Mtg/May 5th (payment due)
The following link has additional details about camp and the t-shirt. Please review and be thinking of merit badges you are interested in taking. https://www.scoutingalaska.org/CampGorsuch
Note: Please see Mrs. Pemberton and bring payment to the meeting.
Save the best for last: Committee Meeting (Summer Planning, Court of Honor, New trips) Please join us this Tuesday at the JLC at 7:30. We are asking for all parents to come and provide input and find out what we are planning. You do not have to be a committee member to attend.
Don't forget to open the links I have attached
The latest news on our activities.